Alex Witkowicz

Bio:

Alex is an American cinematographer and field producer focused on documentary and adventure filmmaking.

In 2018, he filmed the segments for three of the top ten CNN Heroes: 1, 2, 3.

Equal parts journalist and technician, Alex is as comfortable conducting interviews as he is lighting them. He operates with Sony and Canon cinema cameras, and is a licensed commercial drone operator.

He excels in unpredictable settings, and has produced work during civil unrest, inside hurricanes, operating rooms, prisons, wildlife blinds, and remote alpine environments. He has worked on television series, documentary films and breaking news. He has a background in action sports photography, and was trained as a newspaper photojournalist in Massachusetts at the beginning of his career.

He is a proficient outdoorsman and has skied first descents in Svalbard, scuba dived fjords in Iceland, mountain biked Western China, and climbed 35 of Colorado's 14,000' peaks.

He has worked as the MultiMedia Editor for Skiing Magazine, and was a founding partner of Gociety, a VC-funded outdoor adventure social network. Alex has been shooting professionally for 12 years.


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Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA

Contact: 
AWitkowicz@gmail.com || 774-364-0010 

Gear:
I own and operate the Canon C300 Mark III, Sony FS7II, FS5II, A7SII, Canon and Sigma Cine Primes and Zooms, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, Arri & Litepanel lighting kits, Easy Rig, wireless and shotgun microphones from Sennheiser, and a mobile grip kit.

Select Client List:
HBO Real Sports, CNN Heroes, Vice, PBS, Discovery, NBC Universal, Channel 4 UK, The Weather Channel, 60 Second Docs, Al Jazeera, Billboard, SPIN, Vevo, Jameson Whiskey, Warren Miller Entertainment, The Wall Street Journal, Barcroft Media, CarbonTV, Major League Soccer, ACLU, Oracle, GAIA, Complex, The Boston Globe, Comcast. 


Why Hire Me?

  • Adaptability: I can work as a one-man-band (self-shooting PD) managing sound, picture, and lighting, or I can build out a specialized crew for any given project.
  • Range: I bring to the table the ability to field produce and co-direct. Many of my assignments for news outlets involve only myself and a location producer, meaning that my responsibilities extend beyond just the camera.
  • Relationships: I have strong working relationships with producers, sound recordists, AC's, grips, composers, make up artists, rental houses, photographers, and other camera operators in the region that can be leveraged based on the needs of the project.

  • Experience: I've been shooting professionally for 12 years, and I bring with me a refined sense of artful storytelling and professionalism. 

Availability:

Please email, text, or call for current availability, rates, and production estimates.

 AWitkowicz@gmail.com || 774-364-0010




Other Skills:

Proficient skier, mountain biker, outdoorsman

Open Water & Dry Suit Diver Certified 

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Certified

Adult CPR/AED

NOLS Wilderness First Aid

FAA Part 107 // Remote Pilot License

International Experience:

Oaxaca, Mexico – 10 day shoot

Svalbard, Norway – 20 day shoot

Antigua, Guatemala – 10 day shoot

La Parva, Chile – 10 day shoot

Lake Louise, Canada – 7 day shoot

Recognition:

Vail Film Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, DocuWest Film Festival, Silver Springs Film Festival, Speechless Film Festival, Malta Film Festival, Audience Awards, Intendence Film Festival, Wolves Film Festival


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